A few weeks ago we decided to squeeze in a quick day trip. Rye, East Sussex, is about 2 hours driving from London (with traffic) and is one of the most beautiful little medieval villages. It is the perfect spot for lunch, a stroll, and grabbing ice cream. Rye is also home to The Mermaid […]

Warwick Castle is located in the county of Warwickshire, England. I originally booked us for a Santa Sleepover here in December but thanks to Covid and government regulations we had to reschedule. I was lucky to be able to use our voucher for a trip to Knight’s Village and Warwick Castle during the girls’ most […]

It was a gloomy spring day but I wanted to get out to do something and it looked like we’d have a window of a few hours without rain. We hopped on the bus for the 45 minute ride to Richmond Park when it started to down pour. Ugh! I grumbled, but we continued to […]

We’ve found it really easy to get around England via train so far (we’ll see if that opinion holds up after our next trip to Warwickshire) so for our trip to Surrey we hopped on a train from London Waterloo and rode down to Gomshall. From there, it was a quick 15-20 minute walk to […]

After 8 months in England we were finally able to get out of London for a day trip. Whoohoo! Although I absolutely love London, it was so nice to get a change of scenery and explore a little more of this incredible country. Since we are still under restrictions and hotels and indoor dining/attractions are […]

My oldest and I snuck away for a quick weekend trip to beautiful Calabria. Seeing the Aeolian islands and Tropea were on my bucket list so when a friend invited us to tag along on her trip we jumped at the chance. Tropea is about 5 hours by train (with one connection) from Naples. We […]

Puglia is a region of Italy across from Campania that encompasses the heel of the boot. For our Easter weekend break, we decided to take the quick drive over and explore the northern portion including Ostuni, Alberobello, and Polignano a Mare. Puglia has certainly become my favorite region in Southern Italy. It is dotted with […]

Florence is one of the most popular cities for tourism in Italy, and rightfully so. My love for road trips led me to plan a long-weekend trip to Lucca, Pisa, and Florence. Although our time in Florence consumed most the trip, we enjoyed each of the locations equally. We started our trip by driving to […]

Perched on a hill overlooking the Caserta Palace and modern-day city of Caserta is the beautiful medieval village of Caserta Vecchia. This sleepy little town is a nice break from the hustle & bustle of daily life in Naples and is exactly what you picture when you think of the Italian countryside. The weather was […]

Carnevale, similar to the American Mardi Gras, is a last hurrah to get the partying out before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Italy has some of the best and most famous Carnevale celebrations in the world and we knew we had to participate while here. Since Italians don’t celebrate Halloween, this is the […]